Today's Groupon gets you $35 worth of Thai sips and savories at Thai Orchid Restaurant for $15. That's less than the cost of a Caribbean cruise and also less than the cost of a couple of burgers from that same old neighborhood joint plus a Caribbean cruise. Sample a bevy of authentic dishes daily, from traditional classics (such as pad thai noodles or green curry, $10.95 each) to exotic delights (New Zealand green mussels, $16.95).
Start with the Thai satay ($5.95), five sticks of chicken, beef, or tofu marinated in yellow curry and served with peanut sauce and sliced cucumber salad. Count on finding standard curry selections (red, green, yellow, panang, and mussamun, $10.95 each), fried rices (up to $13.95), and noodle dishes (most are $10.95). Thai Orchid also features vegetarian selections and a kids' menu that includes no hotdogs or pizza, so you may have to quell child rebellions the way the French used to—by dipping your children in a calming honey-mustard bath. Certain dishes can be customized according to spice-level preferences.
Thai Orchid is open for lunch Monday through Saturday and dinner daily. Weekday lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Online reservations make it easy to snag a table if you are in an Internet cafe, free-WiFi library, or a stranger's house that is wired with a DSL connection.
- With food that is brisk, intense and fresh, Thai Orchid is one of the few Thai restaurants in the metroplex that plies delicious Thai. If you have a yen for Thai, this is a must visit. – Dallas Observer
- This is a quaint restaurant that surprises you. Their Thai food is very good and service has been excellent every time we've been there. Our favorite, Pad Thai is outstanding – Paula J., Insider Pages
- I have 5+ years of experience with Thai Orchid. Great for first date, business luncheons and personal dinning. Heck call the girl friends up and meet up here for lunch or dinner. – Nancy H., Insider Pages
Thai Orchid Restaurant
Not every restaurant is inaugurated by the mayor. But in June 1999, Scott Wheeler used his mayoral gravitas to help celebrate the opening of Thai Orchid Restaurant. The eatery's auspicious beginnings accurately reflect its involvement in the community. Today, Thai Orchid Restaurant not only serves the neighborhood with a menu of Thai-style basil duck, sautéed beef in oyster sauce, and chicken with cashew nuts, it is also a member of the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce.
4930 Belt Line Rd.
Addison, Texas 75254Get Directions